S.G. Potkin

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Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by functional dysconnectivity or abnormal integration between distant brain regions. Recent functional imaging studies have implicated large-scale thalamo-cortical connectivity as being disrupted in patients. However, observed connectivity differences in schizophrenia have been inconsistent between(More)
Using a highly specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay for dynorphin(1-8) (D 1-8), and a singly blind test design, we measured D(1-8) immunoreactivity (ir D 1-8) in CSF of 35 first break cases of acute schizophrenic patients. All patients were free of psychotropic medication for at least one week before the study. Another 31 neurological patients suffered(More)
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